Al-Qur'an Surah Ali 'Imran Verse 123
Ali 'Imran : 123 ~ English Qur'an Word By Word and Multi Tafseer
وَلَقَدْ نَصَرَكُمُ اللّٰهُ بِبَدْرٍ وَّاَنْتُمْ اَذِلَّةٌ ۚ فَاتَّقُوا اللّٰهَ لَعَلَّكُمْ تَشْكُرُوْنَ (آل عمران : ٣)
- And certainly
- helped you
- in Badr
- while you (were)
- So fear
- so that you may
- (be) grateful
Wa laqad nasarakumul laahu bi-Badrinw wa antum azillatun fattaqul laaha la'allakum tashkuroon(QS. ʾĀl ʿImrān:123)
English / Sahih Translation:
And already had Allah given you victory at [the battle of] Badr while you were weak [i.e., few in number]. Then fear Allah; perhaps you will be grateful. (QS. Ali 'Imran, ayah 123)
Allah certainly supported you at Badr when you were weak. So, fear Allah that you may be grateful
Indeed, Allah made you victorious at Badr when you were ˹vastly˺ outnumbered. So be mindful of Allah, perhaps you will be grateful.
Allah had helped you at Badr when you were weak; then fear Allah so that you may be grateful.
and God most surely helped you at Badr, when you were utterly abject. So fear God, and haply you Will be thankful.
God helped you at Badr when you were very weak. Be mindful of God, so that you may be grateful.
And assuredly Allah had succoured you at Badr While ye were humble. Wherefore fear Allah that haply ye may return thanks.
Allah had helped you at Badr, when ye were a contemptible little force; then fear Allah; thus May ye show your gratitude.
For sure Allah helped you at Badr when you were utterly weak. Beware, then, of Allah; perhaps you will be thankful.
For God had helped you during the Battle of Badr at a time when you were helpless. So act in compliance with the laws of God; you may well be grateful.
Allah indeed aided you at Badr when you had no means; so fear Allah – so that you may be thankful.
Certainly Allah helped you at Badr, when you were weak [in the enemy’s eyes]. So be wary of Allah so that you may give thanks.
For sure God had helped you to victory at Badr when you were a despised (small) force. So observe your duty to God in due reverence for Him, that you may be thankful.
Surely, Allâh had already helped you at (the Battle of) Badr while you were utterly weak, therefore take Allâh as a shield so that (He may bless you and) you may give Him thanks.
And God had (E) given you victory/aid with (at) Badr , and you are humiliated/disgraced , so fear and obey God, maybe/perhaps you thank/be grateful.
Allah indeed aided you at Badr when you had no means; so fear Allah - so that you may be thankful.
When you did say unto the believers, "Is it not enough for you that your Lord supports you with three thousand of the angels sent down from on high?
And Allah has already made you victorious at Badr, when you were a weak little force. So fear Allah much [abstain from all kinds of sins and evil deeds which He has forbidden and love Allah much, perform all kinds of good deeds which He has ordained] that you may be grateful.
When two parties from among you thought of showing cowardice, and Allah was the Guardian of them both. And in Allah should the believers trust.
And Allah did certainly assist you at Badr when you were weak; be careful of (your duty to) Allah then, that you may give thanks.
Allah had already given you the victory at Badr, when ye were contemptible. So observe your duty to Allah in order that ye may be thankful.
God gave you victory in the battle of Badr where your forces were much weaker than those of the enemy. Have fear of God so that you may give Him thanks.
And Allah most assuredly helped you at Badr when you were humiliated. Therefore, fear Allah, in order that you will give thanks to Him.
And Allah has already made you victorious at Badr, when you were a weak little force. So have Taqwa of Allah that you may be grateful.
God had already helped you at Badr, when you were weak. Fear God, so that you may be grateful.
God had given you victory at Badr, when you were weak. So fear God, that you may be thankful.
When they were defeated, the following was revealed as a way of reminding them of God's favour; God already gave you victory at Badr, a location between Mecca and Medina, when you were contemptible, few in number and weapons. So fear God, in order that you might be thankful, for His blessings.
وَلَقَدْ نَصَرَكُمُ اللّهُ بِبَدْرٍ
And Allah has already made you victorious at Badr,
meaning, during the battle of Badr, which occurred on a Friday, the seventeenth of Ramadan, in the second year of Hijrah.
The day of Badr is known as Yawm Al-Furqan (the Day of the Clarification), by which Allah gave victory and dominance to Islam and its people and disgraced and destroyed Shirk, even though the Muslims were few. The Muslims numbered three hundred and thirteen men, with two horses and seventy camels. The rest were foot soldiers without enough supplies for the battle. The enemy army consisted of nine hundred to a thousand men, having enough shields and supplies, battle-ready horses and even various adornments.
However, Allah gave victory to His Messenger, supported His revelation, and illuminated success on the faces of the Prophet and his following.
Allah also brought disgrace to Shaytan and his army. This is why Allah reminded His believing servants and pious party of this favor,
وَلَقَدْ نَصَرَكُمُ اللّهُ بِبَدْرٍ وَأَنتُمْ أَذِلَّةٌ
And Allah has already made you victorious at Badr, when you were a weak little force,
when you were few then.
This Ayah reminds them that victory is only from Allah, not because of a large army and adequate supplies. This is why Allah said in another Ayah,
لَقَدْ نَصَرَكُمُ اللّهُ فِي مَوَاطِنَ كَثِيرَةٍ وَيَوْمَ حُنَيْنٍ إِذْ أَعْجَبَتْكُمْ كَثْرَتُكُمْ فَلَمْ تُغْنِ عَنكُمْ شَيْيًا
and on the day of Hunayn (battle) when you rejoiced at your great number, but it availed you naught... until,
وَاللّهُ غَفُورٌ رَّحِيمٌ
and Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful (9;25-27).
Badr is an area between Makkah and Al-Madinah and is known by the well that bears its name, which in turn was so named after Badr bin An-Narayn, the person who dug the well.
فَاتَّقُواْ اللّهَ لَعَلَّكُمْ تَشْكُرُونَ
So have Taqwa of Allah that you may be grateful.
means, fulfill the obligations of His obedience